• Children's Franchises

    • Average Cost: $15,000 to $200,000+
    • Includes: Tutoring, Art, Music, Science, Entertainment
    • Home & Retail Based Franchise
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: A child-related learning background not necessary. Love to be around kids. Customer service and organizational skills.
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  • Home Services

    • Average Cost: $50,000 to $75,0000
    • Includes: Maid Services, Home Improvement, Security Franchises, Landscaping
    • Primarily Home Based
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: A relationship builder outside of an office. Some sales experience and networking experience is beneficial. Can manage a team of service providers.
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  • Food Franchises

    • Average cost: $60,000 to $600,000+
    • Includes: Ice Cream, Food Trucks, Coffee, Burger Franchises, Pizza & Frozen Yogurt
    • Primarily Retail Based, Mobile
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: Restaurant experience is a plus. Customer service oriented with good management skills. A people person willing to work long hours.
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  • Pet Franchises

    • Average Cost: $25,000 to $350,000+
    • Includes: Doggy Day Care, Dog Training, Mobile Grooming, Pet Supplies
    • Home & Retail Based
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: Pet franchise owners need good people skills and must be customer service oriented. You may need to manage a team of trainers or staff. Make sure you love, love all pets.
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The ABF Blog View All

Choosing a Franchise Business: Home Based or Not?

The scene is a corporate office, and the character says, “The guy works from home.” The scene quickly shifts — you know you’re about to see the man working from home, but what exactly are you expecting to see? It could be a powerful yet laid back hero on his deck overlooking the ocean, focusing […] Read More

Just One Franchise: Liquid Capital Financing

Banking as an industry is going through some changes. More people are “unbanked” or prefer alternatives to traditional banks, and alternative financial services are flourishing. Organizations from Walmart to the Post Office are stepping in to provide financial services, and Liquid Capital offers franchisees an opportunity to get in on this lucrative trend. Liquid Capital […] Read More

Franchise Laws Overseas Change– Should U.S. Follow Suit?

Franchise business arrangements are covered by laws in every country. Several nations, including Australia and the U.K., have recently updated theirs. Should the U.S. do the same? Franchises are governed in the U.S. primarily by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The definition of a franchise includes three elements: • A trademark the franchisor licenses […] Read More

KPIS for Franchisees

Before you invest in a franchise, you do plenty of research, looking at the financial health and performance of the corporation and of individual franchises. How will you measure the health and performance of your own franchise business? Some franchises provide more help with this question than others. HuHot, for example, recently decided that franchisees […] Read More

How Do I ... Everything Franchising View All

How Do I Prepare for Discovery Day?

April 17, 2014 - Ever make an exciting major purchase, only to get it home and regret your decision? The same thing can happen with a franchise if you’re not careful. To avoid buyer’s »


How Do I know If A Franchise Award Matters?

February 6, 2014 - Franchisors courting potential franchisees often point to the awards they’ve won over the years as a vote of confidence from experts in their business. But not all awards »


Why Is A Business Plan So Important For My New Franchise?

October 16, 2013 - Whether you're buying a franchise or starting a new business venture, you're going to need a business plan. The business plan will help you determine whether or not »


Important Considerations to Either Buying a Franchise or Starting a Stand-Alone Business

September 18, 2013 - Successful franchisees and successful stand-alone business owners have one thing in common. They know how to manage a business operation. The decision to become »


Featured Franchise Opportunities View All

  • Outdoor Lighting

    Own an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchise and join North America's largest and most trusted full-service outdoor landscape and architectural lighting provider. Outdoor illumination is big business across America. Actually, when you buy a Outdoor Lighting franchise you get 3 businesses in one: Residential Landscape Lighting, Commercial Lighting and Holiday Lighting.

    We Buy Ugly Houses

    The slogan "We Buy Ugly Houses" is known to most everyone. HomeVestors began franchising in 1996 and to date HomeVestors independently owned and operated franchises have purchased more than 50,000 houses for their customers. No experience required.

    InShapeMD Anti-Aging

    Meet the new darling of the franchise world! The InShapeMD® business opportunity incorporates several complimentary medical, anti-aging, weight loss and wellness offerings into one dynamic package with an appealingly low barrier to entry combined with minimal staffing, limited inventory…Yet eyebrow-raising profit margins.
  • Express Employment Professionals

    Express Franchising is the fastest-growing company in the $137 billion staffing industry. Our business services franchise model allows franchise owners the ability to create a high level of success and quality of life.

    Filta

    Filtafry is one of the top underrated franchises in franchising. The Filta Group offers an affordable, environmentally-friendly franchise providing kitchen solutions to restaurants, hotels, airports fast food outlets and more.

    Liquid Capital Financing

    Liquid Capital franchise is a home based business providing funding to small and medium-sized companies. This is an established, proven, business model with extensive training and one-on-one coaching to help you succeed.
  • Archadeck Outdoor Living

    Since 1980, Archadeck has been the leading designer and builder of outdoor living spaces. You can own an Archadeck franchise today and benefit from a proven sales process, strong market demand, low overhead costs, and a strong financial picture. If you have general management experience and have a passion for building a business, learn more now.

    Mosquito Squad

    Mosquito Squad franchise has multiple revenue streams, a low initial investment, residual income every year, quick start-up and an experienced team of professionals to support and help build your business! Learn more about this amazing franchise opportunity.

    Renew Crew

    Renew Crew is a cleaning franchise. Decks, fences, siding, gutters, walkways, patios....outdoor surface cleaning and protection. Own a Renew Crew franchise and benefit from a comprehensive business model, proven systems, world class training, and the best in marketing support to build your Renew Crew franchise. Learn more now!
  • Renters Warehouse

    The rental market for homes is booming and with that the need for property management. Renters Warehouse franchise offers a turn-key franchise business model with a proven business system in place for your benefit. Ongoing support and site selection guidance. Find out more today!

    Mosquito Joe

    Mosquito Joe offers the lowest franchise fee in the industry. Demand is high for mosquito control solutions nationally and the gross margins in this business are very high. This is a home based business with recurring revenues and world-class marketing. Learn more.

    Health Care Business

    Interim HealthCare is a recognized brand with a proven track record for more than 40 years. Healthcare is a booming industry and Interim Healthcare is a premier participant. We offer extensive sales and marketing programs as well as comprehensive training and support to our franchise owners.
  • Healthier4U Vending

    Healthier4U vending offers an opportunity with varying levels of investment as low as $20k. You'll benefit from an experienced team and machines that offer compete remote technology. Credit card and debit card acceptance and access to every machines data online. Learn more now!

    Bricks 4 Kidz

    Bricks 4 Kidz, ranked #2 Best New Franchise 2014, and Number 1, Children's Enrichment Franchise 2014, offers an extraordinary franchise specializing in after-school enrichment classes for kids. We offer a proven business model that is home based and can be full-time or part-time. No national competition, low overhead and high margins. All in under $30k!